After Liverpool Captain Jordan Henderson led his troops to victory in the Premier League against Chelsea on Wednesday Henderson, who is recovering from a knee injury, then received the Premier League trophy from Reds legend Sir Kenny Dalglish at a near-empty Anfield.
However, there was still more good news for the 30-year-old midfielder who led Liverpool to their first league title in 30 years this season was being named the Football Writers’ Association Men’s Footballer Of The Year after he received more than a quarter of the votes.
“As grateful as I am I don’t feel like I can accept this on my own,” he said.
“I owe a lot to so many people but none more so than my current team-mates, who have been incredible and deserve this every bit as much as I do.”
Others who finished in the top five are Liverpool team-mates Virgil van Dijk and Sadio Mane, Manchester City’s Kevin de Bruyne and Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford
“I accept [the award] on behalf of this whole squad, because without them I’m not in a position to be receiving this honour. These lads have made me a better player – a better leader and a better person.
“If anything I hope those who voted for me did so partly to recognise the entire team’s contribution.” Henderson added
On the other side, Arsenal and Netherlands striker Vivianne Miedema was named the Football Writers’ Association Women’s Footballer of Year.